Way back in 2013, I published Preserve your Veeam B&R Backups Jobs when Moving vCenter, outlining how to “cheat” (by using a CNAME alias) to preserve your Veeam Backup & Replication jobs if you replace your VMware vCenter.
Naturally, when there is a new vCenter instance, all the Virtual Machine Managed Object Reference’s (MoRef) change, which makes Veeam Backup & Replication start a new backup/replication chain, since all VMs are treated as new ones. Not ideal by any means, but at least you wouldn’t have to recreate all your jobs.
Veeam has now made a tool available that can map old MoRef’s to new MoRef’s in your backup jobs, in order to keep your incremental chains intact even after replacing your vCenter.
Check out vCenter Migration Utility!
Update: The contest is now closed, and I have forwarded all comments to Packt Publishing, and they will contact the winners directly. Thanks to everyone who entered!
I have teamed up with Packt Publishing to organize a giveaway of my new Veeam® Backup & Replication for VMware vSphere book.
3 lucky winners stand a chance to win e-copies of their new book. Keep reading to find out how you can be one of them!
- Explore Veeam Backup and Replication v7 infrastructure and its components
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- Includes advanced features like off-site replication and tape retention
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All you need to do is head on over to the book page and look through the product description and drop a line via the comments below this post to let us know what interests you the most about this book. It’s that simple! The winner will be picked by a representative from Packt Publishing.
The contest will close on June 15th. The winners will be contacted by email, so be sure to use your real email address when you comment!
Contest is now closed.